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Dyana Neal

Dyana Neal

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Dyana is WBJC's midday host. Her full bio can be read here.

Feb. 03 2014

Touchdown!

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No, this isn’t a post about last night’s Super Bowl game. I am not remotely qualified to analyze or comment on football or any other kind of sporting event. Jim and I did watch the first half of last night’s game with a few friends; we left early because the party was in the DC […]

Jan. 21 2014

A Musical Touchdown!

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It’s almost Super Bowl time again! Alas, the Baltimore Ravens aren’t headed to the big game this year. That said, classical music fans on the east coast and all over the country have reason to rejoice. For the first time ever at the Super Bowl, our country’s National Anthem will be sung by an opera […]

Jan. 09 2014

A Concerto Born in Baltimore

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This weekend, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of Baltimore-based composer Jonathan Leshnoff’s Guitar Concerto. The piece was commissioned by Music Director Marin Alsop and the BSO; Manuel Barrueco will be the soloist. Earlier this week, I spoke with Jonathan Leshnoff about the new work, his creative process, and Mr. Barrueco’s very […]

Dec. 19 2013

Allegro or al dente?

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If pressed to declare which I love more – carbs or classical music – I might have to go with the option that’s often served alla puttanesca, but it would be a close call. As such, I found the following Classic FM quiz absolutely delicious! My score was 18 out of 21; please post yours […]

Oct. 24 2013

Gotta Scoot!

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A few weeks ago, I subbed for Kati on a Sunday morning, and, feeling the need for some exercise after devouring a few too many fundraiser goodies, I decided to ride my bicycle to work. Kati often commutes by bike herself, as do Jonathan and Mark.  The ride in was very easy despite the darkness; […]

Oct. 10 2013

Happy Birthday, Verdi, and Kudos to Maestro Love!

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Today is the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth, and this weekend, The Columbia Orchestra will celebrate with two performances of his dramatic, operatic Requiem. They’ll be joined by Choralis and guest soloists; you can click on the link below to hear my chat with The Columbia Orchestra’s Music Director, Jason Love.   When we spoke […]

Sep. 13 2013

Very superstitious

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

So, it’s Friday the 13th, supposedly a day of bad luck, yet nothing awful has happened to me thus far. Well, traffic was pretty hairy on my morning commute, but it was raining, so that was to be expected. Two black cats crossed my path at home this morning, one of whom bit me on […]

Sep. 02 2013

With friends like these…

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Recently, two people about whom I care very much were “unfriended” by others on Facebook. (I also got the boot from one of them.) All of us were quite upset since we didn’t feel we’d done anything to deserve said deletions. In social media terms, unfriending someone on Facebook is a big deal, especially if […]

Aug. 24 2013

Weekend Wanderings of an Antiques Lover

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This post is seriously pic-heavy, but loaded with vintage eye candy, so I hope you’ll read on. As the title may suggest, I’ve spent much of the past two days at the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. I’ve seen almost the whole show at this point and plan to visit the rest of the vendors tomorrow […]

Aug. 21 2013

If You Have To Ask, You Probably Want To Learn Something

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The 33rd Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is being held at the Baltimore Convention Center this Thursday-Sunday. Once again, WBJC’s booth will be set up at the show so that members of our staff can meet and greet listeners who have a passion for gorgeous retro items as well as classical music. Some find antiques intimidating, […]

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